Barnstead NH News

April 23, 2014


The American Legion Auxiliary/Granite Girls State


Granite Girls State will be held from June 22 to June 28, 2014 at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. High school girls who will have completed their junior year, will have the opportunity to spend a week learning firsthand how their state and local government works while having fun. This educational program which began in 1937, has continued to grow and inspire with 49 states participating today.


Two girls are selected from each state program to attend Girls Nation, a national government training program.


The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #42, would like to sponsor a young woman to participate in this state wide program. Home schooled girls are most welcomed.


Applications should be sent to the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #42, P.O.Box 155, Ctr. Barnstead, NH 03225 by May 15, 2014. An orientation for accepted girls will be held at Post 31, 11 Charles Street, Penacook, NH on May 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM.


More information can be found on,, and AmericanLegionAuxiliaryGirlsState. If interested, call Cindy at 776-3091 or Carol 269-4694 or contact your school guidance department.



Nighthawk Hollow Seniors

Submitted By Beverly A. Goodrich, Secretary


The Nighthawk Hollow Seniors of Barnstead will meet on Wednesday, May 7 at 12 noon at the Barnstead Town Hall, 205 So. Barnstead Road.


We will hold a delicious pot luck luncheon, followed by a short business meeting and bingo games. Please bring place settings.


At our April meeting, we went to Pittsfield and enjoyed a delicious fish dinner with those at the Senior Center at 74 Main St.


We welcome back those members who have been “snowbirds,” those  “stuck inside,” because of winter weather or sickness, also, anyone is welcome who would like to visit or join our group.


Our president is Christine Sanborn in Alton - her phone number is 875-2676.



Barnstead Historical Society


The Barnstead Historical Society will be meeting April 24th at 6 PM for a Pot Luck Supper and Business meeting to follow at 7 PM, at the Barnstead Town Hall. This will be a planning meeting to discuss projects for the summer and fall months.


We have acquired some new artifacts over the winter to add to our collection.


We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.


Come and join us, all are welcome! Help us keep history alive in Barnstead.

For information, call Jeannie, 269-5441.




Unleashed Pit Bulls

Parade Hill Rd., Barnstead Parade


This is written to the two women with the two unleashed Pit Bulls (You know VERY well who you are).


You chased your UNLEASHED Pit Bulls through our yard as they attacked our pet chickens. You were VERY aware that they had killed our chicken Peggy-Sue, and you were well aware that they maimed our Rooster Sammy. My husband was able to find Sammy “A Bloody Mess” hiding in the woods long after you were gone.


When my husband confronted you about the chickens you told him you were going to catch your dogs and come back. However you had NO intention of doing that. Instead you put your dogs into your cars and you drove away. (2 cars, one with NH plates, the other possible Mass. Plates).


Had it been a child would you just drive off?? Someone’s dog would you just drive off?? I don’t blame the dogs for what happened, I blame the two of you. Who in their right mind would allow two pit bulls to run free in a neighborhood?? You two are the reason that pit bulls have such a bad name. It is YOU, the owners, fault! Your negligence caused this, but we didn’t get so much as an apology, not even a simple I’m sorry. You caused this damage and you left like cowards. I hope you have learned a little bit about responsibility from this, however I really doubt it. I hope the next time it’s not a child. Our chickens were in their own yard minding their own business. You and your unleashed pit bulls had no business being in it. Cowards!


The Cassavaughs


PS: Please call the Barnstead Police Dept. with any information.




Michael Chiccola


Michael was called home to heaven March 18 at Concord Hospital with all his children and grandchildren at his side. 


He is survived by five children, 8 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, and two sisters.


Michael was married to his wife, Dorothy, for sixty-three years. He had lived in Barnstead for twenty years. He was retired from American Airlines. He was helpful in PYO at the Barnstead Elementary School and Cub Scouts.


There will be a gathering for family and friends at Locke Lake Colony on April 27 from two to four.













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